Egypt's Golden Empire
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Ancient Egyptian was first adopted more than 5,000 years ago making it one of the earliest recorded written languages.

Its secrets were lost to the modern world until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone - a stone carved in three languages: Egyptian, Demotic and Ancient Greek. The hieroglyphs were translated by comparing them to the Ancient Greek text and the mysteries of Egypt were finally revealed.

Hieroglyphic writing was in use from about 3200 BC until the late 4th century AD and changed very little during this period and is very well preserved.

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